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Nine Convicted For Cyber-Fraud In Ibadan

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Updated August 1, 2022

 

An Oyo State High Court, Ibadan on Friday, July 29, 2022 convicted and sentenced nine cybercriminals to six months community service each for impersonation and obtaining by false pretence, contrary to Section 484 and 419 of the Criminal Code Law Cap 38, Laws of Oyo State, 2000.

The convicts are Lateef Adedeji Sulaiman, Iliasu Azeez Olajuwon, Adebanji Ayomide Idowu, Joseph Timileyin Evbosaru, Ademola Azeez Taiwo, Hassan Warith Ademola, Idowu Babatunde Awojulu, Olagoke Olalekan Bayo and Victor John Enya.

Upon their arraignments on one count charge each before Justice Bayo Taiwo, they all pleaded “guilty” to the charges filed against them by the Ibadan Zonal Command of the EFCC.


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Similarly, Justice Toyin Bolaji Adegoke of the Federal High Court sitting in Uyo, Akwa Ibom State, has convicted and sentenced a serial internet fraudster, Noble Dainge Tamunoateli to 19 years imprisonment for fraudulent impersonation, possession of fraudulent documents and money laundering to the tune of N14, 751,558.00(Fourteen Million, Seven Hundred and Fifty One Thousand, Five Hundred and Fifty Eight Naira).

Tamunoateli was arraigned on July 19, 2021 on 11-count charges preferred against him by the Uyo Zonal Command of the EFCC. He pleaded “not guilty” to the charges and was granted bail.

However, the court revoked the bail when investigations showed that the defendant presented forged medical reports before the court through his counsel, Ewa Okpo Edmund.